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DISCUSSES COURTESY IN CONNECTION WITH INVITATIONS, TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS, INTRODUCTION & ENTERTAINING GUESTS.
Ken Smith sez: Possibly the first feature to star John Lindsay, who later achieved immortality as "Woody" in Dating Do's And Don'ts. In this film he plays "Bill Anderson," a young fellow who proudly shows his mother around the "courtesy" displays in his classroom at Sunnyside School. This scenario allows the narrator to teach us the time-worn fundamentals of social courtesy (see As Others See Us and How Do You Do for better examples), but the only thing you'll remember from this film is Woody, who is a much better actor here than he was later in life. A film with lots of potential, but no payoff. Remade by Coronet in 1967. "Mrs. Anderson" later played another mom in Good Table Manners, and "Miss Barton," Bill's teacher, could very well be a robot.
SCHOOLS PARENTS STUDENTS CHILDREN COURTESY DRAWINGS TELEPHONES HANDSHAKES HANDSHAKING INTRODUCTIONS MANNERS Safety Danger Lurks
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Subject: Not A Trait For Hunkies
Anyhow, my favorite part was right near the beginning when the group at the doorway began this bowing business like a bunch of Japanese people. Almost but not quite overdid it....and they all looked a little tentative about it. Amusing.
Pretty good picture in that it showed me a few things I never knew but will certainly keep in mind at my next afternoon tea. I gotta remember that older woman presented to younger woman thing. And get off the phone in case someone else wants to use it? Geez, today every 9 year old has their own phone.
Subject: Cute little film
Subject: Excuse Me, but May I Comment on This Film, Please?
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: "Don't be a pig"
Subject: Billy doesnt get out much.